News for Monday, August 23, 2010

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Disabled to shine during 'White Ball'

Throughout the year, clients of The Arc of Clayton County and the Clayton Center focus on coping with intellectual or developmental disabilities. On Saturday, they'll get the rare opportunity to be focus strictly on their dance moves.

Red Cross: Need for blood urgent

Officials with the American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region have issued an urgent call for blood donors.

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Town Center commemorative bricks for sale

From now until Sept. 9, members of the public will have an chance to put their personal stamp on the City of Riverdale's new Town Center.

Henry's Spahos to serve on state-wide commission

Gov. Sonny Perdue has tapped Henry County Solicitor Charles "Chuck" Spahos to serve on an executive commission. Perdue's office announced Friday that Spahos was among those chosen to serve a two-year term on the State Commission on Family Violence.

Unidentified male arrested in Riverdale shooting

A male suspect, who allegedly shot a 17-year-old boy Saturday, in Riverdale, was taken into custody by the Riverdale Police Department, according to Police Chief Samuel Patterson.

BOE has heated discussion on student buses

Student transportation is not the school system's responsibility.

Atlanta mayor announces three airport chief finalists

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is down to three finalists for the pivotal job of aviation general manager, to oversee operations at the world's busiest airport.

Clayton Schools to hold Title I information fair

Parents of children who qualify for Title I federal programs will have a chance to learn more about those programs this weekend.

Tickets still available for CSU Braves game

Clayton State University Alumni Relations Director Gid Rowell said "a couple dozen tickets" are still available for the university's alumni association's annual "Clayton State Night at Turner Field" event, on Friday evening.

Going wireless - Martha Carr

There was a moment this past week when I suddenly felt every ounce of my age, which is 50 for just a couple more weeks. It wasn't because I was tired or anything creaked or ached.

Obama's choice: Boy Scouts or Islam - Mike Reagan

President Obama couldn't bring himself to observe the National Day of Prayer, or spend time with the Boy Scouts of America, but God forbid, he couldn't miss the Muslim Iftar Ramadan dinner, or pass up a chance to praise an Islamic center a stone's throw away from Ground Zero.

North Clayton preparing for another playoff run

As a first-year starting quarterback last season, Dennis Johnson wasn't asked to do too much for the North Clayton offense.

Making of a rivalry-softball style

They have never met on the softball diamond, until now.

Disabled to shine during 'White Ball'

Throughout the year, clients of The Arc of Clayton County and the Clayton Center focus on coping with intellectual or developmental disabilities. On Saturday, they'll get the rare opportunity to be focus strictly on their dance moves.

Henry's Spahos to serve on state-wide commission

Gov. Sonny Perdue has tapped Henry County Solicitor Charles "Chuck" Spahos to serve on an executive commission. Perdue's office announced Friday that Spahos was among those chosen to serve a two-year term on the State Commission on Family Violence.

Obama's choice: Boy Scouts or Islam - Mike Reagan

President Obama couldn't bring himself to observe the National Day of Prayer, or spend time with the Boy Scouts of America, but God forbid, he couldn't miss the Muslim Iftar Ramadan dinner, or pass up a chance to praise an Islamic center a stone's throw away from Ground Zero.

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MEDTRANS offers free service for wheelchair-bound

In 1995, years before the C-TRAN bus service ever existed, MEDTRANS, a Conley-based medical transport company, offered free medical transportation to people confined to wheelchairs.

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